Life takes place on foot

Exhibitions Oct 07, 2010 1 Comment

Artereal Gallery invites you to a new performance, Life takes place on foot, directed by the international artist Sylvia Schwenk, as part of Art and About Sydney 2010. The performance will start at the Archibald Fountain Hyde Park (St James Road and Elizabeth Street) at 12:30pm on Saturday, 16 October.

In this performance people will pretend to be cars that will be ‘driven’ in highly populated pedestrian zones. Four people positioned in the same way that tyres are placed on real cars, wearing the same coloured clothes pushing tyres with their hands will represent each ‘car’.

You are invited to participate in this performance as a performer or to simply come and watch. The details of the performance are: Date: Saturday, 16 October

Time: 12.30 to 1.30pm. Please arrive early, allowing time for traffic. This includes a 30 minute rehearsal for the performers

Where: Meet at the Archibald Fountain, Hyde Park (St James Road and Elizabeth Street Sydney; see map below)

Performers: Wear: All clothing and footwear will be supplied for the performance, except for socks, so please bring a pair of black socks with you.

RSVP: Please email me your name, and mobile number if you can participate at: stschwenk[at]

Schwenk directs and choreographs performances with a fun and light-hearted approach, to engender positive experiences for the performers and passers-by that will unwittingly become actors in the shared public space of the intervention. Her interventions have multiple outcomes, namely the performances themselves, and the final evolution of the intervention into photographic, video, text, installation and sculptural works that will be exhibited at a later date. Schwenk exhibits her work internationally, with shows in Australia, Canada, Germany, India, the Netherlands, New Zealand, the United States, and Vietnam. She is the recipient of numerous awards and her work is held in collections around the world. She has studied at the Sydney College of the Arts, University of Sydney Australia, Köln International School of Design, and Üniversität der Künste Berlin, Germany.

For more information about the artist please see:

Andrew Frost

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